32nd International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary
URTI organizes, with the support of UNESCO and the entirety of the international audiovisual organizations, the first audiovisual International Grand Prix. 85 countries were thus represented for the 2012 edition.
In television, the International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary enjoys a great renown thanks to an important participation and to selected programmes of quality (255 documentaries selected in competition by 182 channels in 2012).
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For the Grand Prix: 5,000 dollars to the prize-winning director.
The ten finalist programmes nominated by the preselection jury will benefit from the international distribution of a brochure aiming to ensure their promotion and to support the sale of their rights.
The awards ceremony of the 32nd International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary will take place during the Golden Nymphs Ceremony of the 53rd Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
International URTI Grand Prix for Author's Documentary
Created in 1981 by Armand Lanoux, French writer, who was Vice-president of URTI, the International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary rewards documentaries which stand out by the technical and editorial quality, but also by the originality of the subject and of the expressed point of view. It favours the expression of the humanistic values of tolerance, mutual respect, peace, friendship and understanding between peoples.
The programmes accepted in the competition are selected by international television channels. A first preselection jury establishes the list of the ten programmes which get the statute of finalists. These finalist programmes will benefit from a promotional support aiming to provide their global distribution.
The final jury is made up of a panel of professionals from the whole world (16 nations represented in 2012) and presided by a personality known for his action in the fields of culture, entertainment, politics, science or media. The final jury was notably presided by Juliette Gréco, Fernando Arrabal, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Mario Vargas Llosa, Michel Petrucciani, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Jorge Semprun, Yves Coppens, Frédéric Mitterrand, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Laure Adler, Gaston Kaboré, Vladimir Pozner, Dora Bouchoucha and Claude Lelouch.
The prize-winners’ list of the International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary is revealed during a gala evening organized in partnership with the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Four distinctions are given out: the GRAND PRIX Arman Trophy, the silver Medal, the bronze Medal and the Martine Filippi prize for discovery.